FEHACU 2021: Inclusion at Every Level

Partial View of Explanade, Nkwen Fon's Palace

Anyone who visited the Festival of Heritage, Arts and Cultures (FEHACU) in Nkwen, Bamenda Northwest region on November 27th 2021, will not need to be told that the Bamenda III Council took into consideration Persons Living with Disabilities by making the event easily accessible.

"At a time when the world is ensuring inclusion at all levels, Bamenda III Council is not left out. We support inclusion and equity, our youths represent a key part of this, now and in the future. Reason why all our youths must be given safe learning environments, material, food, water, healthcare and above all a cultural experience such as this" Mayor Fonguh Cletus, Bamenda III Council.

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The Sign Language Interpreter conveys message to PWDs

A sign language interpreter for the cultural event was made available by the CBC Health services, to help Bamenda III Council achieve this goal at every segment of the event, having everyone on board with no one left behind.

PWDs Entertain Crowd

Showcasing Talents 
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Persons Living with Disabilities had the opportunity to make their voices heard through music, in exhibition and in the beauty pageant exercise. They proved to visitors and all present at the Festival of Heritage, Arts and Cultures that disability is not inability.

Fonju Constance was amazed after being accredited to be one of the exhibitors for the maiden edition of FEHACU. She is confident at what she does despite the challenges she faces in satisfying her customers.

"I produce Toghus of different categories, beeds assemblying, i have a bachelors degree in Economics and Social Science, a youth leader and a motivational speaker. As a person with disability, one of the greatest challenge I face is carrying my articles around to sample them, am not able to satisfy my clients because I'm limited in equipment and material. I can also train others if i have the means like a space where we can conveniently work". She spoke to DrayInfo.

FEHACU left no one behind, Bamenda III Council worked together with the Fon of Nkwen to ensure that the event remains inclusive till the end.

By Ndefru Melanie


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